Experts on the travel ban, the government shutdown, Russia, Jerusalem, Billy Bush, Roy Moore, the Bear Ears National Monument, SCOTUS wedding cake case, and CVS buying Aetna.
This week WMC SheSource features experts on
• the Supreme Court voting to allow the travel ban to be fully enforced
• the possible government shutdown as Congress negotiates spending
• what's next in the Russia investigation following Michael Flynn's revelation that he lied to the FBI
• expectation that President Trump will announce U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
• Billy Bush asserting that President Trump's "Access Hollywood" comments were real
• President Trump endorsing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore despite inappropriate sexual behavior allegations
• news that President Trump plans to significantly shrink the Bear Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah
• the Supreme Court hearing the case involving a Colorado baker that refused service for a same-sex wedding
• CVS agreeing to buy health insurer Aetna
Director, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy
Migration Policy Institute
For interviews on the travel ban.
The Supreme Court has voted to allow the travel ban to be fully enforced as the legal challenges continue. We SPOTLIGHT Margie McHugh. Margie is the Director of the National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy at the Migration Policy Institute. The Center is a national hub for leaders in government, community affairs, business, and academia to obtain the knowledge and skills they need to respond to the challenges and opportunities that today's high rates of immigration pose for local communities across the United States. The Center provides in-depth research, policy analysis, technical assistance, training, leadership development, and information resource services on a broad range of immigrant integration issues. Media includes: The Washington Post, Voice of America, New York Daily News, New York Sun.
A government shutdown may be imminent as Congress struggles to negotiate spending. We FEATURE Jennifer Epps-Addison. Jennifer is currently the Network President and Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy which works to create equity, opportunity and democracy. Formerly, she was the Chief Program Officer of the Liberty Hill Foundation, a social justice foundation in Los Angeles that funds grassroots community organizing campaigns for social change. She was also the Executive Director of Wisconsin Jobs Now, a nonprofit fighting for social and economic justice with collective, direct action as a fundamental organizing principle. Media includes: MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Guardian, International Business Times, Politico, NPR.
Following Michael Flynn's revelation that he lied to the FBI, we FEATURE Dana L. Gold to discuss what's next in the Russia investigation. Dana is an attorney and currently serves as the Director of Education with the Government Accountability Project, the nation’s leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization. In addition to having represented and/or worked with dozens of whistleblowers over the past 25 years, Dana is also a former Network Fellow with Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and the co-founder and former Director of the Center on Corporations, Law & Society at Seattle University School of Law. Media includes: Slate, WNYC, KUOW, Columbia Journalism Review, The Hill.
President Trump is expected to announce U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite opposition in the Arab and wider Muslim world. To discuss, we FEATURE Rebecca Vikomerson. Rebecca is the Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace, a leading national organization inspired by Jewish tradition to work for a just peace for all the people of Israel and Palestine. JVP has over 125,000 supporters around the country, over 35 chapters, an active Rabbinical Cabinet and a growing youth wing. In 2010, she was named as one of the Forward 50, the Forward’s list of 50 most influential Jewish Americans. Media includes: The Los Angeles Times, CNN.com, The Nation, The Hill, Huffington Post, Tikkun and Zeek.
For interviews on Billy Bush confirming Trump's "Access Hollywood" comments.
Following President Trump's denial, Billy Bush has confirmed that the president's comments about grabbing women 'by the pussy' on "Access Hollywood" were real. To discuss, we FEATURE Lisalyn R. Jacobs. Lisalyn is the CEO of Just Solutions: Bringing in justice to counteract injustice, and the former V.P. of Government Relations for Legal Momentum (formerly NOW Legal Defense & Education Fund). She has testified before congressional committees at both the state and federal levels. She has also fought for and secured needed protections for poor women and survivors of violence in a number of key federal laws including two reauthorizations of the Violence Against Women Act (2005 and 2013). Media includes: The New York Times, NPR, MSNBC, CNN.
President Trump has endorsed Republican Roy Moore in Alabama's Senate race despite Moore facing allegations that he sexually pursued underaged women. To discuss, we FEATURE Beth S. Schapiro. Beth is a nationally recognized expert on campaign strategy and public affairs. With over 30 years of experience in the field, she has developed campaign strategy for successful candidates for all levels of office throughout the Southeast. She is president of The Schapiro Group, a data-driven strategic consulting firm serving private sector, public sector, nonprofit, and political clients throughout the United States. Media includes: CNN, Fox, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today.
For interviews on Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah.
President Trump has ordered the largest national monument deduction in U.S. History, cutting 2 million acres from Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Utah despite protests from environmentalists and Native American tribes. To discuss, we FEATURE Mary Kathryn Nagle. Mary is an attorney working to restore and preserve tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction. Nagle graduated summa cum laude from Tulane Law School and subsequently clerked on both the federal district court and United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. As a Partner at Pipestem Law PC, she has filed briefs in the United States Supreme Court that advocate for safety for Native women from domestic violence and sexual assault. Media includes: MSNBC, NPR, Slate, The Washington Post, The New York Times.
For interviews on the SCOTUS Colorado wedding cake case.
Tomorrow, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments for a case involving a Colorado baker that refused on religious grounds to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. To discuss, we FEATURE Marcia Greenberger. Marcia is the founder and Co-President of the National Women's Law Center. The creation of the Center forty years ago established her as the first full-time women's rights legal advocate in Washington, D.C. A recognized expert on women and the law, particularly in the areas of education and employment, health and reproductive rights, and family economic security, Ms. Greenberger has been a leader in securing the passage of major legislation, counsel in landmark litigation establishing new legal protections for women. Media includes: CNN, C-SPAN, The Guardian, Huffington Post, USA Today.
CVS and health insurer Aetna are merging in a move that can mean big changes to health care. To discuss, we FEATURE Maureen Sullivan. Maureen is Senior Vice President, and Chief Strategy Officer for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of 39 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies collectively providing health coverage for 100 million people – one-in-three of all Americans. Sullivan is a also founding member of the National Leadership Committee on Consumer-Directed Healthcare which was established by the National Business Group on Health. Media includes: Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Businessweek.
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